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A blog-lovin’ high-five: Thanks for the Bouquet of Three Nomination!

A blog-lovin’ high-five: Thanks for the Bouquet of Three Nomination!

When people talk about online communities, most thoughts probably go straight to ranting news commenters, geeky WOW players, and esoteric hobbyists locked in deep discussion over impenetrable minutiae. What we might forget are the cascading rolls of amusement, empathy, advice and solidarity that come from discovering a blog that just speaks to you. And that’s why I’m totally stoked – and actually rather surprised – to have the Pretzel Project named to someone’s list of fave blogs! Continue reading

BUSY!

BUSY!

Busybusybusybusybusy. How did nine months once seem so long, and now seem so very, very fleeting? Currently occupying my time: Organizing work week, always hoping to squeeze in just one more piece of work before I start winding things down Remembering to write my weekly Today’s Parent blog post Organizing the Grand Porch Party for … Continue reading

A note to Kate, re. the Royal Bump

A note to Kate, re. the Royal Bump

Darling Kate, Given recent events, it seems a good time to sit down over some tea and scones to offer a bit of friendly advice from someone older and wiser in the ways of pregnancy. (I am, after all, a month ahead of you.) Think of this as a concerned colonial’s note to a future queen. Continue reading

Going public with the Pretzel Project

Going public with the Pretzel Project

Things have suddenly gotten serious around here. What was until now a largely anonymous account of pregnancy written to keep friends and family up to date with shenanigans, as of today I am now the incumbent blogger for Today’s Parent magazine’s Pregnant Pause blog. Buckle in, folks. We’re going public! It’s a daunting task, but … Continue reading

Good news in a time of tragedy

Good news in a time of tragedy

At first, it was just a headline on my phone. A shooting in Connecticut. It seemed a teacher had been shot in the foot. I didn’t click on the story as I sat in the IVF clinic’s waiting area, filling in time between our 12-week scan and our final visit with the doctor. Another shooting … Continue reading

Dang you, Duchess, and your royal womb

So the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant. After months of tabloid speculation glaring at her non-existent belly, she’s in hospital with wicked bad morning sickness. To be puking so much you need to be poked, prodded, monitored and medicated? No thanks. But couldn’t they have waited just a *little* bit longer before getting themselves up … Continue reading